Community driven art is where its at for me. These are some of my favorite projects because I was able to work directly with students and other community members to make artwork that they could connect with personally.
All of these projects were community driven, with the designs and ideas developed directly from community members and students. They are often part of painting the mural as well. And wow - people love a mural they helped paint. It's amazing.
The Evergreen School X Urban Artworks
I paired up with Urban Artworks and with students from The Evergreen School to design a mural supporting refugees and immigrants. Students contributed to the design process and the mural installation. It can be viewed outside of Yoroshiku's seating area, in the Wallingford Neighborhood of Seattle.
Sound Credit Union X Urban Artworks
Working with Urban Artworks and Sound Credit Union in Lynnwood WA, I designed and the community installed over 800 feet of mural for the banks drive through. Designed around the banks commitment to community, growth, and connection, this piece featured native plants and animals over a background of the landscape.
Tacoma Community College Mural Project
This mural was a project spearheaded the TCC Library director and myself. A major community effort, this design was created in collaboration with TCC students, faculty, board members, and community artists. Students developed the themes of this image. The design was made in collaboration with artist Colin Cushman and painted with assistance from muralist Nathan Burnham-Bradley.
TCC students making their mark:
University Cooperative School Student Mural
This mural was a project put together by me and the 1st and 2nd grade students at University Cooperative School. Composed of designs made by the students, we worked together to get the design on the wall and then complete the mural with the support of parents, teachers, and students.
Students working on the mural:
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